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slant towards Asian American affairs, immigration, and many other issues of interest to our community-at-large.
 
THE ASIAN AMERICAN HOUR is produced and hosted by Charleston Wang, Esq. with John G. O'Neill.
as co-host, together with our distinguished guests.

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Charleston C. K. Wang, Producer & Host
John G. O'Neill, Co-Host
Lynn Tramonte
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Photocredit:  Mary Joan Reutter
To read
"A Reflection
of Jerusalem
and the New
Jerusalem
from the Ground,"  
click
here.
To view
"Into  the
Heat of
the Hebron
Cauldon,"
\click
here.
To view "The
Garden of
Gethsemane and
Church of All
Nations," click

here.
To view
"Pilgrimage to
Bethlehem,
Birthplace
of Jesus,
click
here.
To view
"Herodion:
A Fortress
During the
Gospels,"
click
here.
To read"The
Wilderness
of Abraham,
Jesus &
Israel-
Palestine,"
click
here.
To view "In
Search of the
Messianic
Secret -
Caesarea Phillipi,"
click
here.
To read "Jury
for Jericho,"  
click
here.
To view
"The
Empty
Tombs,"
click
here.
A Partnership between Mercy Hospital Anderson and Muslim Clinic of Ohio
THE HOLY ISLE OF PATMOS
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To view "Two
Very Different
Houses" click

here.
EPHESUS OF ST. PAUL & ST. JOHN
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To view
"The Holy
Isle of
Patmos"
click
here.
To view
"Sufis
Rumi
Konya,"
click
here.
MEDITATING MEDITERRANEAN
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THE WRATH OF PAUL
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To view
"Wrath
of
Paul,"
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here.
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"Medita-
ting Medi-
terra-nean,"
click
here.
To view
"Caesarea
Maritima as
Known to
Saint Paul,"
click
here.
To view
"The Call for
Simon Peter,
Fisherman,"
click
here.

To read
"In Search
of Lazarus,"
click
here.
To view
"In The
Upper
Room"
click \
here.
To view
"The Church
of St. Peter
in Gallicantu"
click
here.
To view
"Visitng the
Dome of the
Rock"
click
here.
To view
Group
photos of
Cincinnati
Pilgrims in
Jerusalem
click
here.
To read
"Hezekiah's
Tunnel
under the
City of David,"
click
here.
PLEASE CLIICK ON PHOTO TO SEE
COMPLETE PHOTONEWS SPECIAL
ON "THE FACES OF TURKEY."
THE FACES OF TURKEY
INFOCUS:
CHEMICAL
WEAPONS & THE
HUMANITARIAN CRISIS
IN SYRIA
Click on Photo

Bill Bell and Charleston C. K. Wang
BE THE CHANGE:
CIVIL RIGHTS &
IMMIGRATION REFORM
IN 2013

Robert Harris & Charleston C. K. Wang
To view
"Ephesus
of St. Paul
and
St. John"
click
here.
A REAL UZBEK DYNASTY
Four Elders from Uzbekistan in their many colored coats
Photocredit:  Boris Yusupov

Bill Bell and Charleston C. K. Wang
CLICK ON PHOTO  TO
LISTEN TO  RECITATION
Charge of Light Brigade-Lord Alfred Tennyson
Last of Light Brigade-Rudyard Kipling
Recessional (Victorian Ode)-Rudyard Kipling
A WIN IN THE U.S.  SIXTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS. On August 18, 2014 in Nifadev v. Holder, (Case No. 13-3704/4222
6th Cir. 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that Mikheil B. Nifadev has proven his claim that he
had suffered persecution by reason of his Russian ethnicity at the hands of the security and regular police of Uzbekistan.   The
Court vacated the decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in Washington, D.C. which had denied Mr. Nifadev asylum,
and the Court remanded the case with additional instructions to the United States Attorney General, including that the BIA should
determine whether the BIA should also reconsider its denial of Nifadev’s application for withholding of removal and protection
under Convention Against Torture (abbreviated CAT for Convention Against Torture And Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment of the United Nations) in light of the opinion of the Court.  The Sixth Circuit opinion essentially and
explicitly held that
"[b]ecause the IJ [Immigration Judge] appears to have erred in her determination that Nifadev did not suffer
past persecution and because the IJ clearly misinterpreted Nifadev’s credible testimony regarding the ethnic animus of the
Uzbekistan security officials, we find that Nifadev has made out a credible case of being a refugee under the definitions of
8 U.S.C. § 1158(b)(1)(A)."
 [Emphasis added].   The United States Immigration Court in Cleveland, Ohio, had initially
found Mr.  Nifadev and his witnesses to be credible but declined to grant asylum because it erroneously determined that
Mr. Nifadev had NOT suffered persecution.   Shown in photograph on the right is Mr. Mikheil B. Nifadev with Charleston
C. K. Wang, Esq.  who represented Mr. Nifadev during trial and both appeals. To read complete opinion, please
click here.
Pursuant to the Sixth Circuit opinion, the BIA on January 5, 2015, ordered the Immigration Court to grant asylum to Mr. Nifadev.
To read the BIA order, please
click here.
Working the Tan Lines by the
Aegean of the Mediterranen
Beyond in the mist rises
fabled Patmos, May 2012
Working the Tan Lines
on the bank of the Dead Sea
the Lowest Body of Water on Earth
more than 1300 feet below Sea Level
April 2010.
Somewhere near lie biblical Sodom & Gomorrah.
Charleston C K Wang Speedo
Charleston C K Wang Speedo
Mr. Nifadev applied for permanent resident status in March, 2017.
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Mary Ellen O'Connell
Photocredit:  Mary Joan Reutter
To read
"A Reflection
of Jerusalem
and the New
Jerusalem
from the Ground,"  
click
here.
To view
"Into  the
Heat of
the Hebron
Cauldon,"
\click
here.
To view "The
Garden of
Gethsemane and
Church of All
Nations," click

here.
From Left to Right - Charleston C. K. Wang, Esq.,  Professor  
Mary Ellen O'Connell & Dean Gordon A. Christenson, Emeritus
University of Cincinnati College of Law
VOLUNTEER PHYSICIANS OF MERCY CARE CLINIC:
From Left to Right: DR. TARIQ SULTAN, DR. NEMAT MOUSSAVIAN, DR. DAN ROTH
To view
"Herodion:
A Fortress
During the
Gospels,"
click
here.
To read"The
Wilderness
of Abraham,
Jesus &
Israel-
Palestine,"
click
here.
To view "In
Search of the
Messianic
Secret -
Caesarea Phillipi,"
click
here.
To read
"Descending
to the Dead Sea
and Ascending
to Qumran,"  
click
here.
To read "Jury
for Jericho,"  
click
here.
To view
"The
Empty
Tombs,"
click
here.
A Partnership between Mercy Hospital Anderson and Muslim Clinic of Ohio
To view "Two
Very Different
Houses" click

here.
EPHESUS OF ST. PAUL & ST. JOHN
Click here or on photo to see WANGNEWS Special
To view
"The Holy
Isle of
Patmos"
click
here.
To view
"Sufis
Rumi
Konya,"
click
here.
THE WRATH OF PAUL
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"Wrath
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Paul,"
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To view
"Caesarea
Maritima as
Known to
Saint Paul,"
click
here.
To view
"The Call for
Simon Peter,
Fisherman,"
click
here.

To read
"In Search
of Lazarus,"
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"In The
Upper
Room"
click \
here.
To view
"The Church
of St. Peter
in Gallicantu"
click
here.
To view
"Visitng the
Dome of the
Rock"
click
here.
To view
Group
photos of
Cincinnati
Pilgrims in
Jerusalem
click
here.
To read
"Hezekiah's
Tunnel
under the
City of David,"
click
here.
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ON "THE FACES OF TURKEY."
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HUMANITARIAN CRISIS
IN SYRIA
Click on Photo

Bill Bell and Charleston C. K. Wang
BE THE CHANGE:
CIVIL RIGHTS &
IMMIGRATION REFORM
IN 2013

Robert Harris & Charleston C. K. Wang
A REAL UZBEK DYNASTY
Four Elders from Uzbekistan in their many colored coats
Photocredit:  Boris Yusupov

Bill Bell and Charleston C. K. Wang
INFOCUS:
UNIVERSAL
EDUCATION
IN THE
WORLD -
Example of
Malala
Yousafzai
Click on Photo
CLICK ON PHOTO  TO
LISTEN TO  RECITATION
Charge of Light Brigade-Lord Alfred Tennyson
Last of Light Brigade-Rudyard Kipling
Recessional (Victorian Ode)-Rudyard Kipling
Working the Tan Lines by the
Aegean of the Mediterranen
Beyond in the mist rises
fabled Patmos, May 2012
Working the Tan Lines
on the bank of the Dead Sea
the Lowest Body of Water on Earth
more than 1300 feet below Sea Level
April 2010.
Somewhere near lie biblical Sodom & Gomorrah.
Charleston C K Wang Speedo
Charleston C K Wang Speedo
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Jesus said “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is
to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.”  Matthew 19:14
The Holy Eucharist at Christ Church Cathedral in the City of Cincinnati
TRUMP'S LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE WALL, BASE  
PROMISES & DECEPTION
(Beware Of Bad, Bad Puns -
something about Chinks and cherry lips kissing thy stones
:( )

I fear my Thisbe’s promise is forgot!—
And thou, O Wall, O sweet, O lovely Wall,
That stand’st between her father’s ground and mine.
Thou Wall, O Wall, O sweet and lovely Wall,
Show me thy chink to blink through with mine eyne!

I’m afraid my Thisbe has forgotten her promise!—And you, oh Wall,
oh sweet, oh lovely Wall, you stand between her father’s property and mine,
you Wall, oh Wall, oh sweet and lovely Wall.
Show me your hole to stick my eye up against!

WALL holds up fingers as chink
          e> oIII

Thanks, courteous Wall. Jove shield thee well for this!
But what see I? No Thisbe do I see.
O wicked Wall through whom I see no bliss!
Cursed be thy stones for thus deceiving me!

THESEUS
The wall, methinks, being sensible, should curse again.

BOTTOM
(out of character) No, in truth, sir, he should not.
“Deceiving me” is Thisbe’s cue.
She is to enter now and I am to spy her through the wall.
You shall see, it will fall pat as I told you. Yonder she comes.

Enter THISBE
THISBE
(played by FLUTE)

O Wall, full often hast thou heard my moans,
For parting my fair Pyramus and me!
My cherry lips have often kissed thy stones,
Thy stones with lime and hair knit up in thee.

PYRAMUS
I see a voice. Now will I to the chink,
To spy an I can hear my Thisbe’s face. Thisbe?

THISBE
My love thou art, my love, I think.

William Shakespeare's
A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM  Act 5 Scene 1
THIS CINCINNATI MAN FROM
MAURITANIA WAS FREED FROM
ICE DETENTION & REUNITED WITH
FAMILY AFTER WANGLAW FILED
FOR HABEAS CORPUS IN U. S.
DISTRICT COURT.  HE APPLIED FOR
& RECEIVED EMPLOYMENT
AUTHORIZATION CARD
FROM USCIS ON 8/26/2019.
He can now lawfully work, pay
taxes,  and have an Ohio Driver
License.
WANGLAW
Charleston C. K. Wang, Esq.
WELCOMING LYNN TRAMONTE
Ohio Immigration Alliance to Cincinnati
Marrakech Moroccan Cafe & Grill, Clifton, Ohio
May 11, 2019.
MAURITANIA - APARTHEID IN WEST AFRICA?
To read
"Confession of a
Gentile in
Jerusalem:  The
Paradox of the Five
Sheklim Blessing,"  
click
here.
To read "Yad
Vashem, A
Monument &
Name to
Remember"  
click
here.
To read "The
Road to
Emmaus,"  
click
here.
Charleston C. K. Wang, Esq.
WANGLAW
MEET A  MAURITANIAN-AMERICAN
(SONINKE) CITIZEN
Thank you to Cleveland Jobs With Justice, Julie Nemecek and Lynn Tramonte
Charleston C. K. Wang, Esq.
WANGLAW
            END APARTHEID SLAVERY IN MAURITANIA

Apartheid has not died in Africa.  Apartheid is very much alive in Mauritania.  The refusal of the "white Moor" government of Mauritania to curb
the endemic enslavement of its black citizens prompted President Donald Trump through the office of the U. S. Trade Representative to give
notice on November 2, 2018 that the United States will terminate trade preference benefits with Mauritania in 2019.  In addition to the prevalence
of hereditary race based slavery, the White House also determined that the government of Mauritania continues to restrict the ability of civil
society to work freely to address anti-slavery issues.  

This moral stance of the President is laudable.  Yet U. S. immigration enforcement (ICE) recently has began aggressively targeting black Africans
from Mauritania who have sought asylum in the USA to detain for the purpose of deporting them back to  a country where race-based slavery is a
feature of the landscape.  Most of the Mauritanians including those living in Cincinnati have been here for decades and have family and children.  
This immigration police activity is inconsistent with the trade sanctions imposed on Mauritania for its acquiescence of race based slavery.  
Renewed protection must be afforded black Mauritanians who have sought asylum with us.

In the last century, the world took aim at apartheid in South Africa in an effort to end racial segregation and color discrimination in that country.   
Concerted world opinion and the powerful moral stand taken accelerated the demise of apartheid in South Africa. Beginning with the release of
Nelson Mandela from prison in 1990, apartheid effectively ended with Mr. Mandela's election as President of South Africa in April 1994.

Yet oddly, the enslavement of people based on skin color is a fact of life in Mauritania in the 21st century today.  The deeply entrenched
existence of white on black slavery in Mauritania is a renewed form of apartheid that the world succeeded in ending in South Africa.  Indeed, this
Mauritanian apartheid is just as atrocious, if not more so than that of South Africa.  Slavery in any form is a terrible scourge on humanity.  It is time
that all decent people everywhere stood up once more and ensure the end of
de facto slavery in Mauritania.   

An opinion by Charleston C. K. Wang, June  4, 2019.
3 Ohio Men From
Mauritania
Freed From ICE
Detention 3/19/2019.
Habeas Corpus
Filed in U. S. District
Court For Southern Ohio
by WANGLAW
MAURITANIAN (FULANI) FROM CINCINNATI
GAINS FREEDOM FROM ICE DETENTION AFTER
WANGLAW FILED FOR HABEAS CORPUS  IN
U. S. DISTRICT COURT FOR SOUTHERN OHIO 8/15/2019.
He has applied for and expects to receive
employment authorization from USCIS.
Thank you to Cleveland Jobs With Justice,
Julie Nemecek and Lynn Tramonte
THIS CINCINNATI MAN FROM
MAURITANIA WAS FREED
FROM ICE DETENTION &
REUNITED WITH FAMILY.  HE
APPLIED FOR & RECEIVED
EMPLOYMENT
AUTHORIZATION CARD
FROM USCIS ON 9/12/2019.
He can now lawfully work,
pay taxes,  and have an Ohio
Driver License.
WANGLAW
Charleston C. K. Wang, Esq.
WANGLAW WINS REOPENING OF I-589
ASYLUM APPLICATION WITH USCIS
OF MAURITANIAN (FULANI) NOW
LIVING IN CINCINNATI SANCTUARY
CLICK ON POSTER FOR LARGER VIEW
CLICK ON POSTER FOR LARGER VIEW
LONGTIME & HAPPY  CINCINNATIANS FROM
REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA AT WANGLAW
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Photo Courtesy of Wenhao Zhou, Esq.
WANGLAW
Painting below is of
the Kura River flowing through
Tbilisi, Georgia
REMEMBERING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GENOCIDE IN MAURITANIA
AT THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER, CINCINNATI, OHIO 11/25/2019
ARTHUR AT WANGLAW DURING THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS
November 29, 2019
A HAPPY CLIENT AT WANGLAW
December 10, 2019
Photo courtesy of Wenhao Zhou, Esq.
Charleston C. K. Wang, Esq.
WANGLAW

IN THE YEAR 2020:
We shall be living in interesting times;
We shall see the worst Governments have capacity to impose,
We shall see soaring kindness in humanity as well.
Where fathers and mothers have failed,
Daughters and sons shall make right.
Splintered and confounded by hate and cruelty,
The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail.
IRAQI-AMERICAN FAMILY AT WANGLAW
For its small part WANGLAW is prepared to litigate the most
difficult immigration cases in 2020.
80TH BOAR'S HEAD
AND YULE LOG
FESTIVAL, A GIFT
OF CHRIST CHURCH
CATHEDRAL IN THE
CITY OF
CINCINNATI, January
4 and 5, 2020
Good King Wenceslas and Page
Click on Photo to see full photonews
Click on Photo to see full photonews
THE
STRAIT
OF
DOVER
AKA
ENGLISH
CHANNEL
IS
20.7
MILES
AT THE
NARROWEST
SEE MAP
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, American prophet, began his civil rights ministry in the mid 1950s with the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  After over a decade of peaceful struggle his
dream remained unfulfilled.  However, the many years to toil and rejection gave Dr. King a more complete understanding of God and propelled his ascension to a great human
being.

As an Asian American, I inevitably study and arrive at an appreciation of the life of Dr. King through my own colored lenses.  To begin, I am heartened to learn that Dr. King had
studied and incorporated the nonviolent resistance successfully practiced by another great soul, Mahatma Gandhi of India.  The price paid by Gandhi was the forfeiture of his
own life in 1948.

By the early 1960s. Dr. King’s ministry had gained national prominence.  In 1963 while organizing a protest in Birmingham, Alabama, he was confronted by police using dogs and
fire hoses and then detained in the Birmingham jail.  There he wrote his letter to continue "nonviolent direct action [which] seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a
tension that a community, which has constantly refused to negotiate, is forced to confront the issue."  While already an acknowledged leader of the African American
communities, his letter called upon all Americans to embrace his vision.  Very quickly on August 28 of the same year, he delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech to an
overflowing congregation during the summertime march on Washington, D.C.

Dr. King now had the attention of President Johnson and many powerful members of the white establishment.  People all across American began to gather around to the
message of Dr. King.  The civil rights marches became multiracial as white people joined in the movement.   After witnessing more direct action in Alabama, the United States
Congress passed and President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 followed by the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

In the limelight of these landmark federal legislative victories, Dr. King could have easily settled into a period of labor towards the enforcement of the new laws.  For sure, there
remained stubborn resistance against the Acts as entrenched social prejudices do not dissipate overnight. But Dr. King now had federal law on his side, and he had every
opportunity to continue his ministry from within the relative safety of the legal establishment.

What Dr. King elected to do next raised him up, in my opinion, into the stature of a Prophet of the God of unbounded Compassion.   Compassion at her greatest and as taught in
Buddhism and other faiths is the sympathetic identification and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of all others.  It is good to selflessly advocate for one’s own community
or even one’s outlying neighbor, but Dr. King chose to call for compassion for the enemies of his own country which included the Vietcong in Asia.

On April 4, 1967, at the pinnacle of escalation of the Vietnam War, Dr. Kin
g at the Riverside Church in New York City revealed his indelible opposition against the Asian war
waged by the United States.  In his “Beyond Vietnam” speech, Dr. King laid bare his trepidation of speaking out for the enemies of his country and against a war endorsed by a
President who had signed the civil rights bills.  He was torn by the prospect of losing the hard earned support of the white political establishment and even that of his own
community save for a few radical black power activists.   Yet he found himself saying:  “…I found myself in full accord when I read....: 'A time comes when silence is betrayal … I
knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the
world: my own government.”

More mightily, Dr. King was able to articulate the deepest relationship between compassion and non-violence “Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and
nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy's point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic
weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition.”  As a Christian
minister, Dr. King is drawing upon the Gospel teaching: “You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. ' But I say to you, love your
enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

In my opinion, this speech started the death knell for our Prophet.  Exactly one year later, on April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated by a man with a rifle while emerging from
his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee.  There again, Dr. King had sought to step beyond advocacy for racial equality and was getting ready to march with the Memphis
Municipal Workers Union which had gone on strike after 2 members were killed by defective machinery.  The conjoining of his revolutionary moral position against the war in
Vietnam and speaking up for organized labor and supporting the collective labor strike, these novel steps ensured the martyrdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Once again as a child who was living during the 1960s under the shadow of war in the neighboring country of Malaysia, I must reemphasize the unbounded compassion and
unflinching strength of Dr. King during the last year of his life in advocating for an immediate cessation of American involvement in Vietnam.   In the decades after his
assassination, these fateful words of Dr. King against war is overtaken by his more conventional proclamations on civil rights and racial equality, but I will not be shaken from my
belief that it was Dr. King's courageous opposition to war and his unbounded compassion for human suffering including the feeling for the pain we inflict with modern weapons
against our enemies thousands of miles beyond our shorelines that made Dr. King into an American martyr and great soul of all humanity.

Charleston C. K. Wang, Esq, January 20, 2020.  When a child, he lived in Malaysia from 1960 to 1972 and worked as a federal OSHA compliance officer in Cincinnati, Ohio, from
1984-1988.
AN ASIAN AMERICAN’S APPRECIATION OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
REFLECTIONS OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BY ARTHUR PRASHAD WANG


I have a vivid memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. from my childhood. I was 6 or 7 years old, in grade school. One morning, I walked into my classroom and the first thing I
saw was a video of a man giving a speech. The picture was black and white, playing off the TV kept in the same corner where we had storytelling time. I was instantly
awestruck, lifted to a heightened state of awareness. My entire focus was drawn to this man, and for a few seconds it was as if time stood still in order to allow me to
absorb something very profound, even thrilling.

What I witnessed that morning was the video recording of Dr. King giving his "I Have a Dream" speech. I didn't yet know his name, but I recognized his spirit. It was a
moment of recognition that transcended the daily routine of childhood.

There is divinity within each one of us. It can be experienced, not merely affirmed. The peace of meditation is a simple one to start with. There is a familiarity that
accompanies this experience. Peace is felt, not as something new, but as something innate being reclaimed. The great Indian sage Patanjali called it smritti–divine
remembrance of who and what you are in truth. My moment of recognition with Dr. King held this sense of remembrance.

I studied the Civil Rights Movement during my junior year of high school. I was very interested in Dr. King's life at the time. I honored him for his service to our country's
legacy as a democratic nation and for his principles. He impressed me with the depth of his Christian faith, although I was faithless at the time. Yet, he had an
experience of God-contact that reached me through the fog of teenage agnosticism. It happened months into the Montgomery Bus Boycott, amidst threats of death and
failure. He describes it in his book Stride Toward Freedom:

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January 27, 1956, Montgomery, Alabama:

I was ready to give up. With my cup of coffee sitting untouched before me, I tried to think of
a way to move out of the picture without appearing a coward. In this state of exhaustion,
when my courage had all but gone, I decided to take my problem to God. With my head in
my hands, I bowed over the kitchen table and prayed aloud.

The words I spoke to God that midnight are still vivid in my memory. "I am here taking a stand
for what I believe is right. But now I am afraid. The people are looking to me for leadership,
and if I stand before them without strength and courage, they too will falter. I am at the end
of my powers. I have nothing left. I've come to the point where I can't face it alone."

At that moment, I experienced the presence of the Divine as I had never experienced God
before. It seemed as though I could hear the quiet assurance of an inner voice saying:
"Stand up for justice, stand up for truth; and God will be at your side forever." Almost at
once my fears began to go. My uncertainty disappeared. I was ready to face anything."*
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Reading this, I was in awe, just as I had been as a child. The thrill was fainter, filtered through an intellectual lens, but it held the same current of remembrance.

Paramhansa Yogananda said that America fundamentally has good karma. The story of race relations in our country is in great part a tragedy, yet it is weaved upon
threads of hope and ushered forward by the courage and sacrifice of ennobled individuals such as Martin Luther King, Jr. What I recognized that morning of my
childhood was not just his goodness, but a Divine Will acting through him. It is a force of love and intelligence imbued in America's blueprint, guiding this country, not
without tumult, towards a hopeful future.   Arthur Prashad Wang, January 15, 2018.
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         THE DEPTH OF THE "DEEP STATE"

In the last few years, much has been said about the "Deep State" in these United
States, especially by conspiracy theorists.  Most of it is polemics coming from very
high sources, tossed out to advance the political agenda of the perpetrator.

But what is the "Deep State?"   Generally, there is no firm or standard definition as
the phrase varies greatly in context - that is time, place, and speaker.  For example
the very hip urban dictionary on the internet defines "Deep State" as:

     A theorized group of shadowy government figures that allegedly make
     ruthless or nefarious executive decisions with no oversight, accountability,  
     or public record. By the very definition, the existence of the deep-state is
     hard to disprove.  ... The term is used very informally, likely because its
     conspiratorial nature can carry an undertone of paranoia.

The staid Merriam-Webster dictionary defines "Deep State" as:

     An alleged secret network of especially nonelected government officials and
     sometimes private entities (as in the financial services and defense
     industries) operating extralegally to influence and enact government policy.

I propose another definition of the "Deep State:"   It is:

     Civil servants, especially in the federal government, who have served under
     two or more presidents and whose actions are governed by their objective
     and good faith understanding of the United States Constitution and other laws
     and regulations under the Constitution. These career civil servants are
     motivated through their long years of service to the nation to do what they
     sincerely believe to be ethical for the welfare of the naion and whose actions        
     transcends the politics of the day.

The dilemma faced by civil servants that come under my definition is what is one to
do when he or she sees improper, whether unlawful, unethical, or immoral.   These
nebulous concepts create the first challenge - what is unlawful?  Sometimes, lawyers,
and even judges cannot agree.  Then, what is "unethical?"  What is "immoral?"  

For these reasons, and other reasons which includes fear of retaliation, many in the
"Deep State," especially  those at the lower levels of government simply choose to
"run silent, run deep,"  that is keep quiet and do nothing and live another day maybe
to do something.  Because they choose to run silent, we do not know their names
and cannot discuss their concerns.

For a few others, they become "whistleblowers,"  that is they inform a regulatory, law
enforcement, or oversight agency with the power to investigate. Perhaps, the best
known name recently of a whistleblower at a relatively high level is Lt. Col. Alexander
Vindman.  While serving in the National Security Council,  Col. Vindman publicly
testified in person before the U. S. House of Representatives about the attempt by
President Donald Trump to get the Ukrainian government to investigate a political rival,
former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.  The House voted to impeach the
President, but upon acquittal by the Senate, Col. Vindman and his twin brother were
relieved of their assignments to the White House.  Traditionally, the whistleblower is
hated as a traitor deserving the highest penalty or admired as a quickly forgotten public
hero.

Then there are fewer others in the "Deep State" who dare to use their own official
powers to investigate the highest office holder.  Most of these publicly known names
come from within the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Perhaps the most famous is
James Comey.  He was dismissed from his post as Director of the FBI by President
Trump on May 9, 2017.  The White House gave
shifting reasons for the firing.  Comey
insistss he was fired because of his refusal to stop the early stages of the Russian
investigation, that is the involvement of Trump associates in the Russian interference
with the Trump-Clinton election of 2016 (which was further investigated by Special
Counsel Robert Mueller).

Even as I write this opinion, the "Deep State" apparently continues to plague the
White House.  I respectfully suggest that Dr. Anthony Fauci is one such person who
has come to the surface to openly contradict President Trump regarding his
position on COVID-19.  In 1968, Dr. Fauci joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
as a clinical associate and now serves as head of the National Institute for Allergies
and Infectious Diseases within the NIH. In 2008, he won the Presidential Medal of
Freedom.  His public statements based on science and epidemiological data are a
breath of fresh clean air in contrast to the unfounded statements from the President
on the coronavirus.   Dr. Fauci's fact based statements to the public vitally
supplement the politicized statements issuing at the higher levels, including the
defensive understatements
ab initio of the Surgeon General who was appointed by
the President in 2017.    As of now, Dr. Fauci is still at his post.

So you see, the "Deep State" is deeper than what meets the eye.  At this juncture of
time, place, and personalities. I am glad that we have a "Deep State" that speaks the
truth or blows the whistle, whether on matters of  political wellbeing or public health.  
As Greta Thunberg, wise beyond her years, famously said: "Nature doesn’t bargain, and
you cannot make deals with physics,”  And King Canute, a Scandinavian of old,  could
not stop the rise of the ocean tide by sitting on his throne on the beach.    

Postscript:  With the emerging coronavirus/COVID-19 emergency, it will be the "Deep
State" federal civil servants -  e,g, scientists in the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, researchers in the National Institutes for Health, and commissioned officers
of the Public Health Service who will go forth to objectively assess and control the
epidemic.

An Opinion by Charleston C. K. Wang, Updated March 17, 2020.
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